Student Spotlight - Gary Grunseich
Gary Grunseich, Ebenezer Nyadjro, and Subra Bulusu working in the satellite oceanography lab at the University of SC (photo courtesy of USC)
Gary Grunseich, recently graduated with a Master's degree in Geological Sciences from the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina, is now enjoying nice sunny tropical weather in Hawaii. After successful completion of his MS degree, he entered into a Ph.D program in Meteorology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During his masters degree, he was supported by the SC Space Grant Graduate fellowship. Gary published three first authored major journal papers in JGR-Oceans, IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters, and Geophysical Research Letters and co-authored another paper in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. That is a stunning accomplishment! Gary has been awarded 2013 USC's Outstanding Thesis Award. His advisor, Dr. Subramanyam (Subra) Bulusu, is currently serving as the USC Campus Director for the SC Space Grant Consortium. This year Dr. Bulusu has been awarded USC Breakthrough Rising Star award. Congratulations to both Gary and his mentor, Dr. Bulusu!
New satellite data being analyzed at the University of South Carolina are giving scientists a highly detailed map of surface ocean salinity, a critical need for improving ocean and climate models. (photo courtesy of USC Times)
For more information on Gary's research, check out an article published in the USC Times at http://satocean.geol.sc.edu/Media/USCTimes-3May2012-SatOcean.pdf or his USC website at http://satocean.geol.sc.edu/grunseich.html.
For more information on Dr. Bulusu's research, check out a write-up about his work at http://www.sc.edu/news/newsarticle.php?nid=6235#.Ua8-GY6cF3R.
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